17. Graphics and Multimedia

One picture is worth ten thousand words.

Chinese proverb

Treat nature in terms of the cylinder, the sphere, the cone, all in perspective.

Paul Cezanne

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced—even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.

John Keats

A picture shows me at a glance what it takes dozens of pages of a book to expound.

Ivan Sergeyevich


In this chapter you will learn:

• To understand graphics contexts and graphics objects.

• To manipulate colors and fonts.

• To understand and use GDI+ Graphics methods to draw lines, rectangles, strings and images.

• To use class Image to manipulate and display images.

• To draw complex shapes from simple shapes with ...

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